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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Why so punny? “Helles” is German for “light colored.” Hotter Than Helles is more than just a (very) silly pun; it perfectly reflects the nature of this beer. A lager meant to be consumed when it’s truly hotter than helles outside. So there are no peppers or spices in this beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jordinc (105) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Draft. Pours golden/orange with pillowy head, maintains good lacing. Grass and lemon notes, with a bit of grain. Has an unpleasant and distinctly metallic flavor... imagine if I had this again with no metallic flavor I would really like it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
4thAgeChris (66) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Awesome helles lager. Sweet and slighly malty. Heavy on the palate. Cloudy, light head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4781) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
From a 12 oz can at Avon NC. Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a sight white head. Aroma of bread dough and lemon follow through to the flavor. Some biscuit notes in there as well. Cirsp clean finish with just a hint of tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Can from GOT, shared with Stanley Eisen. Pours a nice cheddar orange with a nose of doughy malt and light floral hops. Flavor Is a cascade of biscuits and grassy hops in a pile of light lemon water. Decent mouthfeel. Love the name of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2058) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at the Winter Warmer 2012, this pours golden with a wispy head that leaves similar lace. The nose is of grains and light vegetal notes. Flavors are substantial, of grains, lemons and mixed citrus with a clean finish. Substantial yet not cloying nor heavy. Really great Helles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Floback (541) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Sixer from Total Wine. Pours golden under a thumbnail of pillowy white head with good retention. Aroma of soapy yeast. Grains, crisp green apple, subtle banana, aftertaste of biscuit. High carbonation and light body. Refreshing, easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Draft. Clear apple juice body atop small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, bread, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, straw, orange, some bread, lemon. Light body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Enjoyed at the CC Tasting Room. Light yellow with a large head. Tatsy, both sweet and sour. Like a dirty blonde, with a chile pepper finish. OK drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1857) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Can thanks to beernads. Hazy yellow pour. Sweet aroma of lemon citrus, graham cracker, wet pale malt, and hay. Flavor is relatively sweet cracker malt and lemon drops and mild bitterness. Actually very drinkable and decent, but a little sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Can and served in standard pint glass: pours a clean straw hue with a moderate fizzy and and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of sweet bread and light handed spicy grassy hops. A hint of veggies also noted. The taste is what is expected of the genre, a slightly sweeter version of a pilsener. This a bready sweet and has minimal hop presence with a hint of hop spice and earthy notes. The mouth feel is appropriate but does have a "soapy" like finish. It is okay, would much rather have a fresh Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold or Back Road Millennium Lager. (Keyword: Uber Fresh)

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